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Sierra College Celebrates Earth Days April 21-23

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The 2015 Earth Day Celebration on the Rocklin Campus will be held on Wednesday April 22 and Thursday, April 23. Events are scheduled throughout both days. In addition, we will be hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival sponsored by the Placer Land Trust on April 21 in the Dietrich Theater.

Sierra College has celebrated Earth Day each year since its official world-wide inauguration in April of 1970; 44 years of celebrating our Mother Earth! Earth Day events are free of charge, (excluding the Wild and Scenic Film Festival event – free to students, $10 general admission) and open to the public, and we welcome and encourage the community to come celebrate with us.

This year the Sierra College Earth Day Celebration will emphasize “We are All in this Together” the human reliance on limited and/or finite natural resources for all of our needs and encouraging sustainability in our families, businesses, and communities. We will be promoting the “6-R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Return, Refuse, Rethink), conservation and preservation, local foods, local sustainable businesses, local music as well as local watersheds, native flora and fauna, public transportation, and more.

April 21, 7:00-8:30pm, Dietrich Theatre, Wild and Scenic Film Festival sponsored by the Placer Land Trust (free to student, general admission $10, open to the public)

  • Line-up of nature-themed films regarding protection and need for open space, love of nature, destruction of habitat from marijuana grows, and celebration of biodiversity.
  • Local environmental organizations
  • Opportunity drawing with exciting prizes  
  • More information and advance ticket sales at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1387263

April 22-34, 10am-2:30pm, amphitheater/campus center:

Schedule of Events for festival on Wednesday and Thursday:

10am – 2:30pm: Earth Day events at Sierra College will offer live music, great healthy food for purchase, educational, environmental and humanitarian exhibits, plant sale, climbing wall, guided nature walks and speakers to provide entertainment and information.

Ongoing - Dozens of organizations will present information on local watershed issues and opportunities, wildlife rehabilitation, home gardening information, water and energy conservation, transportation solutions, environmentally friendly products, and more.  Nature Preserve Walks guided by biology professors.

Food Vendors

Wed/Thur:

  • Volks Waffle
  • Sacratomato mobile food truck

Amphitheatre Performances:

The sounds of numerous college-based bands will fill the air, emanating from our Amphitheater. Professional juggler, Izzi Tooinsky will entertain the crowd with his amazing juggling talents intertwined with amusing and inspiring story telling.

Wednesday, April 22

Time Performer Notes
11:00 Jason Roberts: Secret Life of Squirrels Acoustic
12:00
1:00 Greg McLauglin Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, April 23

Time Performer Notes
10:00 Greg McLaughlin: Sierra College Wind Ensemble Symphonic band music
11:30 Sarah Cunningham Vocal Jazz Choir
12:00 Izzy Tooinsky Juggler and Storyteller

Sierra College campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, in Rocklin. There is a $3 parking fee on campus Monday – Friday. Parking is free on the weekends beginning at 4pm on Fridays. Permits can be purchased at dispensers located throughout the parking lots.

For more information: 916-660-7900, or email: smartinez@sierracollege.edu or log-on at: http://www.sierracollege.edu/events/index.php.

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